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suh spekt

  • n  someone who is under suspicion
  • n  a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
  • v  imagine to be the case or true or probable
    I suspect he is a fugitive
  • v  regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
  • v  hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
    The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks
  • s  not as expected
    her motives were suspect

  • Ryan Jenkins, the reality-dating-show contestant suspected in the murder of his model ex-wife, turned up dead of an apparent suicide in a Canadian motel.
  • Hatfill's name had been leaked to the media as a primary suspect during the years-long bioterrorism investigation.
  • Matteson says the term is "less damaging" than dubbing someone a suspect, particularly if the police prove to be wrong in their identification.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in New York Daily News
    Our intelligence community failed to connect those dots which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. It is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leveraged,an angry Obama said. "That's not...
  • Charles Steger in FOXNews
    We had no reason to suspect any other incident was going to occur,Steger said.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in European Rubber Journal (registration)
    Pay disparities often occur, as they did in Ledbetter's case, in small increments,Justice Ginsburg wrote. "Cause to suspect that discrimination is at work develops only over time."

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